> Solution 4: ZIP the entire standard library > (...) > Nevertheless, this might (in theory) **save 17.8 MiB / 47 %**.
It's my favorite option. Almost 50% smaller is quite good! It would be very efficient to have such disk space gain! Using a ZIP file for the stdlib is commonly suggested solution when the slow Python startup time is discussed. Python does tons of system calls to load stdlib modules at startup: many stat() and open() calls. Having a single large ZIP file allows to do more work in pure userland. This solution is well supported by unmodified Python: it's part of the default sys.path search path: $ python3 Python 3.7.6 (default, Dec 19 2019, 22:52:49) >>> import sys; sys.path ['', '/usr/lib64/python37.zip', ...] It's the second item of sys.path ;-) I'm ok to discourage users to override *system files* by modifying them as root. It's too easy to mess up your system this way. It is easy to extract the ZIP file in your home directory, hack some files and use PYTHONPATH environment variable to force loading your modified stdlib. * faster startup * less disk space * harder to mess up your system Where are drawbacks by the way? ;-) Victor _______________________________________________ devel mailing list -- firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe send an email to devel-le...@lists.fedoraproject.org Fedora Code of Conduct: https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/project/code-of-conduct/ List Guidelines: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Mailing_list_guidelines List Archives: https://email@example.com